LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Mike Trout Buys Pizzas

Mike Trout donates goodies to the healthcare workers of South New Jersey. Apparently, Hansel Robles has actually turned out to be good. In case you couldn’t read it yesterday through the Athletic’s paywall, the Angels are paying their game day employees and employees of their contractors. The total payout is greater than the million dollars each MLB team had pledged. (ESPN Video) Albert Pujols counting stats will of course be affected by the pandemic. And Fangraphs concurs. Bobby Winkles, former California Angels manager, has died at 90. The way is clear now for teams to screw over their employees on May 1, 2020 if they want to. Five of the top 25 outfielders since 2000 have played for the Angels. (Hamilton also got an honorable mention, although it probably had little to do with anything he did as an Angel.) I guess the Angels are good at the whole outfield evaluation thing. (Pitching, not so much.)

Sneaking in before the deadline: MLB, Ticketmaster, et al sued!

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eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

Re: Josh Hamilton

Define, anything

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago

As a season ticket holder I am definitely scratching my head as to when I’ll be refunded my money. My presumption is that they are waiting for a date certain and then will refund in a prorated basis – but it certainly is frustrating to have that amount of money tied up with no communication as to what is going to happen.

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Are they still taking payments from you? The Padres stopped taking monthly payments for their season ticket holders.

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It’s their money, and the season has not been cancelled yet.

They are probably trying to reschedule the game for the ticket you purchased.

Dr.Fauci said the MLB season could be played with a limited amount of fans in the stands.

So maybe they are wasting resources to resolve which seats they can use during a game for social distancing, and which seats they will have to reschedule. They do not want to give you their money.

Rahul Setty
Admin
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

That’s fair, but does rescheduling the game still count as that game. When you buy a ticket, you’re paying to go to that particular game, not a different game. In a rainout, should you be refunded your ticket or be forced to have your ticket be assigned to a rescheduled game, the timing of which you have no say in?

That being said, I agree to a certain point. Those who have purchased tickets to games that have already occurred, with no announced date to reschedule those games to, certainly deserve refunds and/or credits.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

That is the ‘current’ situation with rain out games though, right? I was at one of the few Angels games that was rained out in the past few years (can’t remember exactly which year now), and if I remember correctly we could come the following day and see the make up game. I don’t recall a refund being an option. Was it?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
4 years ago

l am being selfless here, but it is to bad that between injuries and Covid-19 l have felt that Mikey will not have a chance to put up a monster year that l have felt that he has in him. There is always next season, right?.

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
4 years ago

Yea, there is always next year. Still sucks a little. Dude is in his prime right now!

rspencer
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

But on the other hand, he is keeping his mileage down.

Rahul Setty
Admin
Trusted Member
3 years ago

HT, JDL, and I talked about this on the podcast. It makes me sad to think about. :'(

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
4 years ago

Good Morning , MLB is being sued by 2 fans from NY for not refunding purchased tickets. Ticketmaster claims they are refunding for these tix, although MLB has been holding on to the money. This looks to be a class action lawsuit. This is were the fans are going to win imho and according to my lawyer son in law up in Montana.

steelgolf
Super Member
4 years ago

Only lawyers win in class action suits.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

So True.

This will settle for something stupid like ticket vouchers for a future game (but no refund) plus a voucher for a free hot dog and soda. The lawyers, however, will get paid for 100-200 hours of work at an absurd hourly rate.

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

It’s always the customers that get left holding the bag.